Rams land 7’1 transfer big, Brendan Medley-Bacon

The black and gold quite literally landed a big commitment with the addition of 7’1 245 Coppin State transfer, Brendan Medley-Bacon.

The 2020 MEAC Third Team center chose the Rams over a final list of teams that included Rhode Island, Boise State, Southern Illinois and Old Dominion. Due to current NCAA rules, he’ll sit one season then have two left to play.

“We are excited to have Brendan join our program,” said VCU head coach, MikeRhoades. “He will definitely fit into our approach, style of play and needs. I can’t wait to get Brendan to campus, and we all can get to work. We are very happy to have him in our family.”

The Baltimore native averaged 7.5 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks his sophomore season with the Eagles.

The rising junior had a bit of a slow start to his career before really breaking out during this year’s MEAC conference season. BMB averaged a 10.8-point, 12.2-rebound double double in conference action in his 32.7 minutes per contest including a 20-point, 13-rebound, 5-block performance in his final game with the Eagles.

Medley-Bacon fills the final roster slot the Rams had available after graduating a five-man senior class.

A two-time graduate of VCU (School of the Arts '07, Center for Sport Leadership '10), Mat is a co-founder of VCU Ram Nation and a longtime fan as the ...

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Apr 21, 2009
Que all of the doubters to now be claiming VCU snatched a big time steal from the transfer portal. For a program that has had a hard time recruiting big men, this is a solid fit for the last scholarship. Hasan Ward - meet your best friend for your junior and senior years together.


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Jan 4, 2011
It's been a long, long, long time since we've had a true center. Oh sure, there are/have been lots of guys that have played well at the center spot, but they weren't centers by nature. Big addition!!

**** Just want to add that I think Hasan Ward is going to be a awesome center, as well! A whole lot of talent on next years team! (if teams play) Kudos to MR and staff on a great recruiting class. Our future is bright.
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